Sporting Jobs

Vacancy – Junior Graphic Designer (no longer available)

Our client are looking to recruit an energetic and motivated Junior Graphic Designer to support and assist with fulfilling the various graphic design requirements throughout the Club, in particular the design and creation of the Club’s award-winning  matchday programme for every home game throughout the season.

Reporting to the Senior Graphic Designer, the successful applicant will work closely with the Publications Manager in assisting on each matchday programme, by designing all editorial and advertorial, as well as sourcing appropriate photography. The role will involve in assisting with implementing and adhering to the Club’s central brands and sub brands, to ensure they are consistently delivered.

Qualifications and Experience


  • A-Level or above in Graphic Design
  • Good working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Proficiency using Apple products
  • Proven experience in editorial design
  • Good understanding and experience of preparing files to print specification
  • Outstanding attention to detail

Other ideal attributes include:

  • Excellent communication and people skills, whilst also be able to work independently when required
  • Highly organised
  • Creative and innovative, looking at both football and non-football related design
Sporting Jobs

Vacancy – Graphic Designer ( no longer available )

Our client currently operating at the highest level in their field, based in the West Midlands are looking to hire a competent Graphic Designer. The position will assist with the delivery of high-quality creative across all Departments, working with both print and digital. Interpreting creative briefs, taking projects from initial briefing through to completion and ensuring all artwork created is consistent and complies with brand guidelines.Key Responsibilities • Manage multiple projects from initial stages to completion, for both print and digital• Lead on ideation and help to brainstorm ideas with the team• Campaign artwork roll out• Update and amend existing artwork• Supply print-ready artwork in the correct format to agreed timings and deadlines• To ensure all artwork is consistent and relevant for the target audience and complies with Club brand guidelines, highlighting discrepancies and correcting where necessary• Good understanding of print production and the ability to advise on best specification for printed collateral• To be aware of our Brand Values and consistently ensure that your actions and the work produced are in line and to champion those values at all times.• To be aware of our Company Policies/Procedures and ensure that your actions and behaviour are consistent with and champion the requirements of those Policies/Procedures at all        times• To work with the other Designers in creating and implementing best practices in artwork supply, effective file location, back-up and archive• Ensuring that all designs are kept confidential if necessary  Key Skills & Experience
• Educated to Design related degree level or equivalent
• Proven experience working as a Graphic Designer
• Excellent practical knowledge of Adobe Design related software: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
• Good knowledge of the print process
• Highly motivated with strong organisational and problem-solving skills
• Excellent communication skills, able to articulate ideas and confidently explain creative concepts to a non-creative audience
• Can demonstrate confidence and resilience to overcome obstacles to deliver what is required
• The ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
• Experience of Motion Graphics preferred
• Passionate about Design
• An interest in football or sport preferred

SGI News

SGI secures Cazoo for Aston Villa shirt sponsor deal

Midlands based Sporting Group International (SGI) are delighted to announce they have secured a new shirt deal for their client Cazoo with Aston Villa Football Club (AVFC)

The multi-year deal announced by the club yesterday, will enable Cazoo to increase UK awareness and exposure of their brand through the sponsorship at the iconic Midlands Football Club.

The deal illustrates Cazoo’s aspirations to grow their brand by entering high profile sports sponsorship market for the second time, having announced a deal with Everton Football Club earlier this month.

Alex Chesterman OBE, Founder & CEO of Cazoo said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Aston Villa and supporting the Club’s men’s and women’s sides as well as their academy and charitable efforts.

The management team at SGI have over 15 years’ experience in sponsorship sales and working for both sides of the industry at clubs and brands, they understand the requirements of both parties to get a deal done.

Adrian Wright, CEO at SGI commented, “We were delighted to assist Cazoo with the negotiation of the deal, which was executed extremely efficiently by both parties.

“We have a longstanding relationship with Alex having previously agreed terms with him on a shirt sponsorship deal for Zoopla at West Bromwich Albion Football Club.”

Sporting Jobs

Vacancy – Academy Physiotherapist

Our client is looking to recruit a Full Time Academy Physiotherapist. The individual must be motivated and enthusiastic and looking to build a career in Football. The successful individual will be tasked with supporting our Sports Science and Medicine department and will be responsible for delivering assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries within the schoolboy age groups.

Reporting into the Lead Academy Physiotherapist, this exciting opportunity involves working 40 hours over the course of the week for the full time position with responsibilities at evenings and weekends during competitive fixtures and training, as well as tours and tournaments.

Your experience in physiotherapy will play a key role in the following;

  • Maintain high standard of medical care to all Schoolboy Academy players and trialists as directed by the Lead Academy Physiotherapist;
  • Deliver excellent standards of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries;
  • Liaise with the Head of Academy Athletic Performance and Lead Academy Physiotherapist in the treatment Academy players;
  • Communicate effectively with Sports Science and Medicine colleagues and liaise with relevant coaches with regard to injuries and player well-being;
  • To ensure all training and matches is adequately covered with suitably qualified medical staff with reference to EPPP Guidelines;
  • Be responsible for fully documenting injuries and maintaining confidentiality in accordance with governing body and EPPP guidelines. Additionally, help maintain records of maturation, well-being and match statistics;
  • In conjunction with relevant staff within the Sport Science and Medicine team, to complete phase specific profiling and assessments and use the information gathered to generate and implement injury prevention programmes to be carried out during the season;
  • To collect growth and maturation data to inform the Multidisciplinary team on individual player planning;
  • To contribute to the departments internal CPD programme; and
  • Assist any other member of the Medical team in any role deemed appropriate.

The role would ideally suit a candidate with the organisational skills and attention to detail to maintain an efficient working CAT 1 Academy of which aims to create an efficient environment for producing young professional football players.

You will need to have excellent communication skills to create strong working relationships both internally and externally, with staff, parents, and suppliers. It is also essential for you to have proven experience of time management and meeting deadlines for the fast paced and exciting working environment.

The role offers a fantastic opportunity to begin a career within the Academy at one of the most recognised Premier League Football Clubs.